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ORTESOL 2021 Virtual Spring Institute

  • 17 Apr 2021
  • 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
  • Virtual Event
  • 215


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This will be a one-day event on April 17th from 9:30am - 3:30pm focusing on the Changing Classroom: Transitioning from In-Person to Online and Back Again. Professional Development Hours will be available.  

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The plenary speakers will be Jennifer Lebedev and Dr Ayanna Cooper. Jennifer Lebedev is an online teacher, blogger, and creator of the JenniferESL YouTube channel.

Dr. Ayanna Cooper is an educational consultant supporting K-12 school districts nationwide who have students identified as Bilingual or English learners. She is also an advocate for culturally and linguistically diverse learners.

There will also be an opportunity to connect and share with other teachers. Everyone registered for the event will be entered into a raffle.  Three winners will receive a copy of Ayanna's book And Justice for ELs.  One winner will receive a private consultation with Jennifer Lebedev.

The dynamic poster session including 26 presenters will be available on Padlet. Live Q&A session available from 11am-12pm.

Teaching has been an important part of my life for over twenty years. I have taught English as a foreign and second language since 1996. I began teaching English in Russia, and I presently live the U.S. I have been working online as an instructor and content creator since 2007. I also like to create materials to share with other teachers. My Pearson-sponsored blog won the 2010 EDDIE Award in the category of ESL Website Blog. Students likely know me best as JenniferESL on YouTube. I am tremendously happy to have over half a million subscribers worldwide. In 2011, my channel was recognized in YouTube's "On the Rise" contest. 

Sign up for a Small Group Q&A with Jennifer Lebedev.


Ayanna Cooper, EdD, is a consultant, author, keynote speaker, and advocate for culturally and linguistically diverse learners. As owner of ACooper Consulting, she provides technical assistance to state departments of education and other clients with the goal of improving outcomes for students. She emphasizes the importance of building capacity to develop and sustain English language programs, use English language proficiency data, and improve instructional practices. She is the author of And Justice for ELs; A Leader's Guide to Creating and Sustaining Equitable Schools and Language Magazine's Pass the Mic series editor. She is currently serving on the TESOL Board of Directors.

Sign up for a Small Group Q&A session with Dr. Ayanna Cooper EdD


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